The 2018 law school commencement season is underway, and keynote speakers at academic institutions across the country have sought to impart lasting advice to new grads. Here, five high-profile lawyers, including Preet Bharara, Rod Rosenstein and Anita Hill, shared their advice for improving local communities and the world, guidance which even seasoned attorneys may be able to apply to their own careers.
Law firms currently lag behind much of the corporate world when it comes to using psychology to price the services they sell, and in doing so firms may be missing out on a good deal of potential revenue, according to a speaker at the Legal Marketing Association’s P3 conference in Chicago Tuesday.
A recent lawsuit against Morrison & Foerster alleging discrimination against women who have children illuminates a question looming over the legal industry: Are law firms truly welcoming to mothers, or are their parental leave policies merely lip service?
The American Bar Association on Friday released survey data on the nationwide population of lawyers indicating a 10-year trend of moderate year-to-year increases since 2008 that amount to a 15.2 percent increase over the last decade.
While pay for first-year associates at large law firms in legal hotspots has held steady since 2009, the prevailing $160,000 starting salary for first-years has eroded in some cities, a new report shows.
The National Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Bar Association has launched a first-ever directory of LGBT law partners and LGBT-owned law firms.
A new review by the Citi Private Bank Law Firm Group found that law firms cut expenses significantly during the first half of 2010 and that they now need to focus on boosting top-line revenue growth by distinguishing themselves from their competitors.
Law firms have raised the rates of their associates over the last few years at a higher percentage than those of their paralegals or partners, according to a new report on legal billing rates.
Law firms will need to specialize in either a specific type of litigation or a certain practice area in order to best service their clients in the shifting landscape of corporate litigation, according to a new survey of corporate counsel.
In a new report, corporate counsel share three major sources of frustration with law firms, who despite showing a willingness to make changes will need to get a better sense of the client's priorities if they are to bring their services in line with client needs.
When it comes to winning business in a market where legal spending remains largely flat, savvy law firms know the way to win new clients is by keeping existing clients happy. And there's one firm above all that's making corporate counsel smile and is poised to win work through client recommendations in the upcoming year, according to a new report.
Lathrop & Gage LLP has agreed to pick up Kamlet Reichert LLP, a Denver-based firm with 21 attorneys who focus on energy, real estate and other areas.
Corporate counsel expect securities litigation to command top billing rates among major practice areas in the coming year, though there will be only a slight increase in overall litigation spending, a new report has found.
When in-house counsel look across a courtroom, there are a few firms that they don't want to ever see as opponents, a new survey has found.
Law firms angling to become a client's primary litigation firm — the one that does the bulk of that company's litigation work — need more than just outstanding legal skills; they need to offer top-notch client service too, a new report shows.
Polsinelli Shughart PC is facing a suit from a legal secretary who claims her employer wrongly refused to pay for vacation time she accrued while working at one of the two Kansas City, Mo., legal shops that merged to create the firm.
Lateral movement in the legal industry cooled off as the temperature rose this summer, dropping by nearly 80 moves between June and August, according to Law360 data.
The California Legislature has passed a bill that would impose strict disqualification rules on trial court judges hearing cases that involve certain former contributors to their election campaigns.
Trans-Atlantic mergers continue to tempt law firms, with Squire Sanders & Dempsey LLP looking to join forces with Hammonds LLP and create a globe-circling powerhouse.
A grand jury has indicted a Philadelphia attorney for allegedly negotiating settlements without the knowledge of his clients and pocketing more than $1 million he embezzled from clients and the law firm where he was a named partner.
Intellectual property firm Townsend and Townsend and Crew has pared down its ranks in its home state of California, cutting nine attorneys in the San Francisco area, in addition to 25 staff members.
A former summer associate has sued Howard Rice Nemerovski Canady Falk & Rabkin PC, claiming its decision to defer and ultimately rescind her full-time associate contract violated discrimination laws.
DLA Piper, which recently expanded its executive management team, has delayed the start date for half of its incoming associate class past January 2011.
Courts cannot strike a claim for damages on the ground that the damages are precluded as a matter of law, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has ruled in a case involving a $100 million contract dispute between baby supplies companies Whittlestone Inc. and Handi-Craft Co.